From live-action sports to beloved books and movies, here are a few ways to help your favorite sports fan have a ball this holiday season.


Nashville Predators

Cheer on the hometown hockey team at Bridgestone Arena! 

$10 Game-Day Ticket Special

The Predators will designate 100 upper level seats offered at $10 each for every home game. These tickets will be offered exclusively through the Bridgestone Arena box office starting at 10am the day of the game. Tickets based on availability. Limit of four per person.

Daily's Super Tuesday

Buy your Daily's Super Tuesday package and receive 2 upper level tickets for $49 or 2 lower level tickets for $99, along with a coupon for $5 off your Daily’s purchase. Certain restrictions apply. All games start at 7 p.m.

Taco Bell College Nights

Every Thursday, with proof of a college ID, receive an upper bowl ticket for $15 or a lower bowl ticket for $25. Drink specials will be offered to all those in attendance through the first intermission. All games start at 7 p.m.


NFL Sunday Ticket is an out-of-market sports package that broadcasts National Football League regular season games unavailable on local affiliates. It carries all regional Sunday afternoon games produced by Fox and CBS.

MLB Extra Innings allows its subscribers to see up to 80 out-of-market Major League Baseball games a week using local over the air stations and regional sports networks.


TiVo provides an on-screen guide of scheduled television programs, whose features include "Season Pass" schedules which record every new episode of a series, and "WishList" searches which allow the user to find and record shows that match their interests by title, actor, director, category, or keyword.


McKay's Books

McKay Books was founded in 1978 as a “free enterprise library:” a bookstore which would contain a wide variety of books which an individual could obtain cheaply, keep as long as they wanted, and return for credit on other books in the future. McKay stores are a valuable resource for scholars, casual readers, music lovers, video gamers, and movie buffs throughout the region.

Parnassus Books

Mt. Parnassus in Greek mythology is the home of literature, learning and music. Nashville's book store of the same name is providing a refuge for Nashvillians of all ages who share in the love of the written word. They partner with and support local writers and artists, businesses and institutions. They will strive to bring readers the best books in literature, non-fiction, children’s books, local interest and the arts in both printed and digital formats. Best of all, they provide venues for writers to connect with readers, and readers to connect with books. By doing this they hope to complement and add to the rich cultural character of the Athens of the South.


Looking for a fun gift idea this holiday season? One that is certain to get the temperature rising is the recently published 2012 Nashville Grizzlies Rugby Calendar. This fun and sexy calendar is full of actual Nashville rugby players baring (almost) all. The calendar is available online at for only $20 (which includes shipping). Proceeds benefit the team and their quest for glory at the Bingham Cup world rugby championship in Manchester, England, in the summer of 2012. The Nashville Grizzlies RFC is a USA Rugby Division III club that welcomes gay and straight members.


  • One Year Subscription to Sports Illustrated - $48 at
  • NFL and MLB Cookie Cutter Sets -$9.99 each at Bed Bath and Beyond
  • The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons - $19.80 at
  • Fathead Wall Graphics - from $50 at

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